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genejockey 04-01-22 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22458762)
Fortunately ours is not one of them. Unfortunately for you, yours is.

https://www.iheart.com/content/2020-...n-every-state/

You could go from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border without ever leaving a state where Fireball is one of the if not THE most popular liquor.

WhyFi 04-01-22 05:18 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22458762)
Fortunately ours is not one of them. Unfortunately for you, yours is.

https://www.iheart.com/content/2020-...n-every-state/

In MN, you get outside of the loop and all bets are off.

I bet Fireball is popular for snowmobile bar hopping. :rolleyes:

LAJ 04-01-22 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22458755)
There's a map out there of the most popular liquor by state. It's embarrassing how many states are represented by Fireball.


Bacardi is just as bad. Heavens...

Mojo31 04-01-22 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22458777)
Bacardi is just as bad. Heavens...

Agreed.

Goes with Coke tho.

LAJ 04-01-22 05:29 PM

I'm surprised Patron is so popular.

Mojo31 04-01-22 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22458774)
In MN, you get outside of the loop and all bets are off.

I bet Fireball is popular for snowmobile bar hopping. :rolleyes:

The one time I really had to jump my daughterís arse was when I used her car to make a Samís run for her high school graduation party, and a bottle of Fireball rolled out from under the seat.

I thought we had taught her better.

Mojo31 04-01-22 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22458780)
I'm surprised Patron is so popular.

We really like Avion.

Bah Humbug 04-01-22 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22458666)
You didn't miss out. The other popular thing in my underage days was the... I guess I'll call them the novelty liqueurs. Sugary stuff, like Goldschlager and this other crap with crystals forming at the bottom of the bottle, were popular ones. Jager, too, but only if you wanted to act manly. Basically anything that covered up or distracted from the alcohol. Ugh. So bad.

I used to use Goldschlaeger as a warmup. Then Bacardi 151 (and pour one out for the loss of that). Then after that Belvy as needed. That sequence worked.

We never did beer.

Bah Humbug 04-01-22 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22458711)
I hate to say this, especially as a suburban dweller myself, but the desire of everybody to live in a single family home with a yard in someplace with hints of the bucolic is A Bad Thing. Combine this with rigid zoning requirements that prevent the building of denser housing and you're doomed to mile after mile of Not City/Not Country, and it requires you going farther and farther to get to someplace that even seems remotely wild.

OR you end up with someplace like the Peninsula, where you can still get to semi-wild places within a single day's ride, but then housing gets so expensive that people like me can't afford to retire here.

And I understand that too... but I would go insane in the kind of housing people want me in. The way the world has gone only makes me want more separation; I still want a moat and a curtain wall.

Bah Humbug 04-01-22 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22458762)
Fortunately ours is not one of them. Unfortunately for you, yours is.

https://www.iheart.com/content/2020-...n-every-state/

For my states it's Bacardi, Patron, Hennessy, and Jack Daniel's. Not bad. No Fireball, at least.

Bah Humbug 04-01-22 06:05 PM

Fort Collins has taken another step forward. AG is negotiating details with a prospective new employer; if they come to an agreement we'll be moving later this year or early next.

You know, if the world doesn't end.

LAJ 04-01-22 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22458818)
Fort Collins has taken another step forward. AG is negotiating details with a prospective new employer; if they come to an agreement we'll be moving later this year or early next.

You know, if the world doesn't end.

Not happening. I'm not done yet.

datlas 04-01-22 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22458626)
Remember Zima?

What iz it?

LAJ 04-01-22 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22458828)
What iz it?

Some **** Soors put out.

seedsbelize2 04-01-22 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22458630)
Same with all whiskies, IMO.

I rarely make a cocktail, I'm a straight guy.

Not even bi-curious?

seedsbelize2 04-01-22 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22458650)
Sadly, I'm so old that wine coolers came out several years after I'd already been drinking legally. OUR underage drinking was either cheap beer, or cheap fruity wines like Annie Green Springs. Yeesh.

Richards Wild Irish Rose

LAJ 04-01-22 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22458322)
*smh*

A couple of weeks ago a a guy was shot and lay dying on the street. Video footage shows two un-involved people going through the dying man's pockets. Stay classy, Philly.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/18/philly...-mans-pockets/

Let's not forget about Buddy the cat.

indyfabz 04-01-22 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22458857)
Richards Wild Irish Rose

Thunderbird.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0263f9bb47.jpg

indyfabz 04-01-22 07:24 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22458874)
Let's not forget about Buddy the cat.

Or "Pinky the Cat". Look him up on YouTube. The owner of the video has prevented it from being on other website.

LAJ 04-01-22 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22458880)
Or "Pinky the Cat". Look him up on YouTube. The owner of the video has prevented it from being on other website.

Holy crap. A bit different than Buddy, who's recovering nicely. Pinky needs a straightjacket.

Velo Vol 04-01-22 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22458581)
I'm thinking about retiring from road cycling and moving to a safer recreation, like seedsbelize did. It used to be that when people talked about off-road cycling, they meant mountain biking. There's a pretty good place to ride one 10 or so miles away. Now I guess gravel bikes are popular. Not sure where I'd ride that. On the MUP? Either way, I need to get off the roads.

Don't be ridiculous.

The sprawl thing is 100% true, but the only time you're going to hear me talk about gravel riding is on April 1. SMH.

Velo Vol 04-01-22 07:41 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22458655)
So, fewer houses near me than 5 years ago. :)

Ever ask yourself why that might be?

genejockey 04-01-22 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22458856)
Not even bi-curious?

I'm bike-courteous. I always keep as far to the right as possible to let faster riders pass.

indyfabz 04-01-22 07:45 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22458886)
Holy crap. A bit different than Buddy, who's recovering nicely. Pinky needs a straightjacket.

"He's a very loving cat."

Actually, he probably was/is but was just overwhelmed with all that was going on around him.

Velo Vol 04-01-22 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22458635)
What's the population of the metro area? Where are other serious cyclists in the area riding? Does the terrain compound issues with funneling traffic and whatnot? And do you not have shoulders in the quasi-north?

There's been a lot of development in the Twin Cities, but it really hasn't impacted riding that much - plenty of roads with ample shoulders so that the 40+ mph roads without shoulders can be avoided. It does take a while to get out to some open roads, but you can still string together some decent rides within the metro. Then there's the extensive network of MUPs (which I tend to avoid) and the gravel roads (which are fun, but I don't like to drive for a ride).

I became a "serious" cyclist in 2005. The area around where I live had mostly been built up for years. The people in the new developments, who come this direction, largely get funneled onto the interstate, not on the city roads I ride. So there's not a 1:1 relationship between metro population growth and the traffic I face in Knoxville.

Like I said, where you really notice it is when riding away from town (west). When I started riding there was some subdivision growth, but then the Great Recession hit and that really tamped down on sprawl for almost a decade. Now it's back. So, the point at which you can "relax" on the rides is now a few miles further out. It's annoying.


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